WASHINGTON, December 15, 2022 – The U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) introduced the appointment of recent members of the USDA/1890 Process Pressure, which seeks to strengthen the partnership between USDA and the 1890 land-grant universities.
“USDA’s partnership with the 1890 Council of Presidents is vital to shaping the following era of leaders in agriculture and guaranteeing entry to USDA packages in underserved communities,” mentioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “USDA is keen to proceed working with the management of 1890 establishments, to create pathways to agricultural careers within the federal authorities and past.”
USDA has a protracted historical past of investing in and supporting traditionally Black universities, particularly the land-grant universities that have been established beneath the Second Morrill Act of 1890. The USDA/1890 Process Pressure serves as an advisory physique for partnership initiatives and ensures the belief of mutual advantages and pursuits.
USDA/1890 Process Pressure
- Terry Cosby, Chief, Pure Assets Conservation Service (NRCS) (Co-Chair)
- Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Well being Inspection Service (APHIS)
- Daniel Whitley, Administrator, International Agricultural Service (FAS)
- Monica Rainge, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Workplace of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR)
- Dionne Toombs, Director (Appearing), Nationwide Institute of Meals and Agriculture (NIFA)
- Hubert Hamer, Administrator, Nationwide Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
1890 Land-Grant College presidents:
- Dr. Paul Jones, President, Fort Valley State College (Co-Chair)
- Dr. Felicia Nave, President, Alcorn State College
- Dr. Kent J. Smith, President, Langston College
- Dr. Makola Abdullah, President, Virginia State College
- Dr. Larry Robinson, President, Florida A&M College
- Dr. Jack Thomas, President, Central State College
The 1890 land-grant system consists of the next 19 universities: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State College, Central State College, Delaware State College, Florida A&M College, Fort Valley State College, Kentucky State College, Langston College, Lincoln College, North Carolina A&T State College, Prairie View A&M College, South Carolina State College, Southern College and A&M School, Tennessee State College, Tuskegee College, College of Arkansas Pine Bluff, College of Maryland Jap Shore, Virginia State College and West Virginia State College.
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